Why Choose an Off-Season Wedding

November 23, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Weddings

It is perfectly understandable why there are many engaged couples who would want to tie the knot either in late spring or summer. The romantic, outdoor ambience of a garden wedding or a beach wedding, after all, appeals not only to a blushing bride but also to most love-struck grooms. Be that as it may, there’s wisdom too for fianc?es who go for off-season or winter weddings.

The cost advantage is one primary incentive for betrothed pairs to plan a December or January wedding. Starting from each November, reception halls, as well as caterers, are offering substantial discounts that can go anywhere between 10 percent and 20 percent. While holiday party celebrations abound around December, there are only a few bookings for weddings around this time. For this reason, many of the service providers in the hospitality industry are offering promotional incentives for potential customers in order to compensate for the slack in sales.

It is also a practical decision for some affianced couples to exchange their vows in January, February, or March. Summer is the time of the year when most people would be taking their vacation, and attending a wedding reception for them may take second priority. Couples, therefore, who want most of their invited guests to come or make the occasion a family reunion, with complete attendance of close relatives, would prefer a winter wedding.

The only drawback in a February wedding is flowers, roses in particular, in the run-up to Valentine’s Day. As any florist or wedding coordinator would know, the roses de rigueur at nuptials could double in price around Valentine’s Day. Flowers that are plentiful during summer are most likely to be more expensive too during the winter.

Nonetheless, spending a little bit more on just one item is worth the choice of an off-season wedding. The savings that a couple could get would not only be on discounted costs from reception halls and catering services. Other service providers engaged during special occasions, like DJs, bands, and musicians, are also inclined to charge less during the slow winter months.

As advantageous, other potential cost reduction can be realized from the newlywed’s honeymoon. For instance, discounted winter rates are available in many places popular for honeymooners, including some tropical destinations. Likewise, there are winter tour packages that offer value-for-money rates that would be as enjoyable as their summer counterparts, yet less expensive.

Mike Moore is published on more than 300 websites. He writes on various topics including from wedding decorations, wedding supplies, reception supplies. He is published at www.graciousbridal.com

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